Dickman Family History
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Dickman Name Meaning
English: from Middle English diche, dike ‘dike’, ‘earthwork’ + man ‘man’, hence an occupational name for a ditch digger or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike. See also Dyke. English: occupational name meaning ‘servant (Middle English man) of Dick’. Dutch: elaborated form of Dyck. Americanized spelling of German Dickmann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname meaning ‘fat man’, a noun formation from Dick 2.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press